How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment things I've learned about making bags I am by no means a professional when it comes to making bags, and I'd encourage anyone who wants to get to that level to go and learn a thing or two from the bag lady herself, who blogs a lot of great tips, sells really detailed and instructive bag patterns and runs the occasional workshop. For the rest of you, the ones who aren't expecting schmick, but want to be able to make a bag that works, that doesn't fall apart or otherwise behave in ways you wish it didn't, here's a few things I've learned the long way round. There's also a few tutorials over there in my sidebar you might find helpful too.
Fold-up Fabric Needle Holder Is this thing darling, or what?? I don't know about you, but I'm always digging around in my sewing box for a needle. Ripped seam, popped button, (heaven forbid I actually have to hand sew something, but it happens. I do so love my sewing machine...). My needles are usually on my magnetic pin cushion, but they are hard to find (insert joke about needle in a haystack) and I'd rather have the needles in their own, designated place. I first saw one of these types of needle holders at my friend's house.
Paper Gift Bag Tutorial Hello Sandwiches! With the festive season coming up I thought I'd share a tutorial from the Hello Sandwich Gift Wrapping Zine. It's a simple way to turn wrapping paper, kraft paper or even a pre-loved envelope into an original paper gift bag. Free Face Mask Pattern and Tutorial - updated! – Dhurata Davies Ah, sweet denial!!! I tried to dismiss the idea of home sewn fabric masks for as long as possible, but it is increasingly looking like they would be in fact much better than nothing. I made a pattern the other day that seemed to be the best fit to my face and graded it up and down a few sizes to fit the whole family. Obviously and unfortunately, I cannot at the moment test this on other non-family faces, but I would estimate it would fit anyone from about 5 years up to adult size.
Applique inverse: un tutoriel This is a really fun, simple project. Yet another way to fancy up some plain tees or a great fix for old shirts with holes. It takes a little practice to master sewing a curved design like this one. I'm definitely not there yet but, I was pretty impressed with myself this time around. If you're unsure of your sewing skills try finding a design with straight lines i.e. a cross or monogram of your initial. Embroidery Week: Wristlet We debuted this fun wristlet project just last week on Sew4Home, and knew it would look cuter still with a dash of embroidery. So, we return during Embroidery Week with Wristlet Deux: same great design, a new set of fabrics, and with the personalization of embroidery. You can keep the one you like best and give the other to your sister for Christmas. Janome is our Signature Sponsor here at Sew4Home, so this project was made on the Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition sewing and embroidery machine.
Origami Roses The sight of these classy chocolate roses got me into a serious mood to make roses, paperwise that is. And I ended up making 3 different kinds cos’ they look so beautiful that I couldn’t wait to learn to make them all! 1. Kawasaki rose I first tried the Kawasaki rose, named after its creator Toshikazu Kawasaki, by following this demo and cross referenced with another demo [part 2|3]. The leaves are folded based on this tutorial.
Little boxy pouch tutorial « three bears My latest favourite thing to make, little boxy pouches. It took me almost an entire morning, lots of paper and sellotape and countless cups of tea to figure this out. I’m here to save you the bother. This little bag is 4.5 inches long, 3 inches high and 2 inches deep, just right for a lipstick and a compact (or better still, lots of sweets).